22 DECEMBER 1866, Page 3

The Chancellor of the diocese of Carlisle has decided that

Burial Boards have not a final jurisdiction over the inscriptions on tombstones. They have a right to object to an inscription they do not like, and so have the rector and vicar of the parish in which the cemetery is situate ; •but the final decision rests with the Diocesan. Why should not anybody put up any tombstone he likes, subject to ordinary rules about decency, blasphemy, and libel ?